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Tibetan Language and Technology: A Presentation by Geshe Lobsang Monlam

Nau Hall 1540 Jefferson Park Avenue, Charlottesville, VA, United States

Geshe Lobsang Monlam will discuss the crucial role technology plays in preserving Tibetan language, and will present new developments in his Tibetan programs, applications, and fonts. Geshe Monlam was born in Amdo Ngawa, Tibet. In 1993 he began 17 years of study at Sera Mey College in Karnataka, India. Currently he is the director of Tibetan IT Research […]

Lecture by Klaus-Dieter Mathes

Nau Hall 1540 Jefferson Park Avenue, Charlottesville, VA, United States

A Fine Blend of Mahāmudrā and Madhyamaka: Maitrīpa's Collection of Works on Non-conceptual Realization The Tibet Center is pleased to welcome as our first speaker of 2017 Professor Klaus-Dieter Mathes, head of the Department of South Asian, Tibetan and Buddhist Studies at the University of Vienna. Professor Mathes will present findings from his recent research on the […]

Lecture by Matthew Kapstein

Monroe Hall 124

Other People’s Philology: Uses of Sanskrit in Tibet and China, 15th-18th c. Join us for a talk by Matthew Kapstein, Director of Tibetan Studies at the École Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris, and Numata Visiting Professor of Buddhist Studies, University of Chicago. Lecture Abstract: The long Tibetan preoccupation with the translation of the Buddhist literature of […]

Lecture by Dan Hirshberg

Nau Hall 1540 Jefferson Park Avenue, Charlottesville, VA, United States

Himalayan Syncretism and the Emergence of Padmasambhava as Rdo rje gro lod Padmasambhava, the renowned eighth-century tantrika credited with establishing Buddhism in Tibet, is scarcely noted among imperial-era sources, and yet he becomes the protagonist of a vibrant biographical tradition several centuries thereafter. One mode of defining him and his activities was through the introduction […]

Talk by Ariana Maki

Nau Hall 1540 Jefferson Park Avenue, Charlottesville, VA, United States

'The Heaven of Me': Identity Construction & Creative Expression in Bhutanese Art During the construction of his home monastery of Tamzhing Lhündrup Chöling, Nyingma tertön and Bhutan native Pema Lingpa (1450-1521) urged his artists to create images of specific deities in their heavens, including, he said, the "heaven of me." What might have driven his choices, […]